Switzerland, Czech Republic, Jordan / 2020 / 77'
The vibration of machines echoes across the desert. Ever since Jordanian nomads settled in the spectacular landscape of Wadi Rum, they grew dependent on complex water infrastructure. The source is right below their feet, yet they struggle to meet basic needs. In the meantime, deep water extraction feeds private large-scale farms, animates visionary development and secures growing urban population. Bedouins, farmers and city dwellers: they all expect to have a fair share, but digging for “blue gold” unleashes an environmental timebomb.
Director: Pavel Borecký
Script: Veronika Janatková
Photography: Pavel Borecký
Editing: Pavel Borecký
Sound: John Grzinich
Music: Shadi Khries
Co-production: : Anthropictures, Pandistan, Institute of Social Anthropology UNIBE, Center for Strategic Studies UJ
- In the Devil’s Garden (2018)
- Solaris (2015)
CineEco FF – Water Value Award, Portugal (2021), CPH:DOX, Denmark (2021), Visions du Réel, Switzerland (2021), Visioni dal Mondo, Italy (2021), Ji.hlava IDFF, Czech Republic (2020)
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